Some students participate in school activities such as clubs and sports. Other students do not take part in such activities because they spend more time on their studies. Tell why you think the two groups of students spend their time differently. Which type of student do you prefer to be? Explain why?
There are always two kinds of students: those who take an active part in school activities such as clubs, sports, and parties and those who shun school activities and spend more time on their studies.
The reason why they behave so can be broadly classified into two types: subconscious and conscious. The subconscious reason is related to personality. Some students are active because of their sociable personality while those with a lonely personality feel more comfortable when they are on their own. The conscious type is complex and consists of a number of heterogeneous reasons, all of which are related to conscious choices. Some students choose to take an active part in school activities because they want to get more experiences, make more friends,train themselves physically, relax themselves mentally or simply enjoy themselves. Other students spend more time studying because they think their study is more important than everything else or because they have difficulties in their study and have to cut out all nonacademic activities.
As a student myself, I\’m always of the view that we should make full use of our precious time and try our best to study well. At the same time, we should arrange our time reasonably so that we can get some physical exercise, relax ourselves from time to time, gain some new experiences,and have some social contacts. These may take us some time but they can also benefit our study. The key point is that we should appropriately handle the relationship between our studies and school activities. Though personality plays a role in our way of behaviour, it is not something that decides everything. As human beings, we can adopt a sound policy of life and adapt ourselves to our surroundings.